Thematic Green Messages

Author: Dr. Isaac

18th Mar 2016 at 08:14 pm

Climate Change

WE MUST COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE NOW


Author Dr Kalua writing on WE MUST COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE NOW
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Climate Change is here with us, and it keeps causing havoc both directly and indirectly. Since its hazardous effects have been well chronicled over the years, it is arguably more important for us to focus more on what to do now that it is already here. The thirteenth Sustainable Development Goal answers this question, ‘Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.'

Our Senate and all concerned need to heed this call and finally activate the Climate Change Bill, which has already been passed in the National Assembly. This unprecedented Bill will provide a legislative framework for climate change related action that is already long overdue.

The message to the Senate and all concerned is therefore simple;Climate change is a matter of life and death – pass the Bill without further delay.It must fly into an Act of Parliament and subsequently be implemented fully.

But as much as climate change legislation is critical, it is not a silver bullet. We must all heed Mahatma Gandhi's words and be the change that we wish to see. At the heart of this change is our climate resilience. Unless we adapt accordingly to a changing climate, we will end up on the wrong side of history.

Money should not be an excuse for inaction because billions of dollars of climate funds were committed in the Paris Agreement. In this regard, developed nations have a moral and legal obligation to deliver these funds and we must therefore keep pressing for them through both private and public sector levels.

In the final analysis, we must choose to move from plan to action. Climate Change is real; its impact is devastating and ultimately slows down our economic growth.Think green, act green!

Yours in Green,

Dr Isaac Kalua.


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